Teri Lynn Sund (McNair) was born Dec. 7, 1956, to Patsy and Richard McNair inPortland, Oregon. The family with their five children Scott(d 2007), Sue, Teri, her identical twin Keri and Lisa (d 2015)moved from Vernonia, Oregon, to Chelatchie Prairie, Washington in 1960. She attended Amboy School before moving on to high school in Battle Ground. The twin sisters were notorious for using their identical features to keep family, friends and faculty on high alert from their opportunistic ploys, with Teri generally serving as the mastermind.
She married childhood sweetheart Keith Rogers and the young couple had three sons, Kevin, Matt and Vince, before divorcing. Teri met and married Kurt Sund and gave birth to daughter Kelli. The family raised their children in north Clark County where Little League baseball, bingo and a cup of coffee with good conversation, Elvis and kittens filled Teri’s thriving years.
These years did not come without great adversity. Battling a seizure disorder from the age of 14, Teri underwent many experimental procedures, spinal taps and medications when at the age of 27 a glioblastoma tumor was discovered in her brain. Refuting medical experts’ estimate she had six weeks to six months to live, she boldly chose to believe she would not only raise her four children, but also enjoy grandchildren. By God’s grace she did just that. After surviving a grueling surgery to remove the tumor, Teri underwent months of chemotherapy and radiation. Teri persevered to raise her four children, foster cast-outs, shelter the homeless, feed the hungry and give compassion to the unloved.
Most importantly she enjoyed her seven grandchildren before passing away Dec. 2, 2021, into the arms of the Prince of Peace. Celebration of life will be held at Amboy Grange Sunday Jan. 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. with potluck to follow.